Popular music

Fare Thee Well

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill on the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary concerts… We are now half a century removed from the 1960s. More to the point, we’re now fifty years away from the sex-and-drugs-and-rock-and-roll half of the 1960s. For the last year or so there have been commemorations marking the anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on
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The Surprises of Research Impact

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Sam Murray has been studying the independent music scene in Portland, Oregon. Here he tells us how his public engagement work in the city has led to some unexpected outcomes… “An interesting aspect of a PhD is the impact it can have on the field of study; this can vary from having a
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In the Media: Pop, politics, and identity

Posted on 1 December 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill joined presenter Bethan Rhys Roberts & Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) in studio for The Wales Report to discuss pop, politics, and cultural identity last week. They discussed politically-minded music, the rich history of political songs in Welsh, protest songs in the age of social media, and the future of political music. The
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City Scale

Posted on 22 August 2014 by Jessica Kelly

For the last week or so I’ve been in the San Francisco Bay Area conducting a bit of final research for my book, San Francisco and the Long 60s. I’ve had a few loose ends to tie up at the library of the University of California, Berkeley, and some catching-up on recent developments at the
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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Posted on 15 May 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill When one embarks on a research program, one can never know how long it will take to finish. If one is lucky, a doctorate will take about three years. If one is very lucky, one will get to live with a project for much, much longer than that. Many years ago, Dr
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